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Newlywed, 26, ‘tried to con her 77 year-old husband out of $1million’

Lin Halfon, 26, is accused of conning husband Richard Rappaport, 77, out of $1million four months after they married without telling his family (Pictures: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)
A recently-married 26 year-old woman tried to con her 77 year-old husband out of $1million, police say.

Lin Helena Halfon tried to cash the cashier’s check at a bank in Tampa, Florida, last month after telling staff the cash was going to be used to buy a yacht.

The Israeli-born suspect said she planned to sail the vessel with businessman husband Richard Rappaport, who she wed in August.

Staff refused to cash the check, with Halfon then accused of producing checks for $333,333 – all signed in her husband’s name.

Two of those were honored, with the alleged gold digger arrested last week on charges of money laundering, organized fraud and exploitation of an elderly person.

Rappaport initially told police to give his wife the benefit of the doubt, but is said to have conceded she was a ..

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Lin Halfon, 26, is accused of conning husband Richard Rappaport, 77, out of $1million four months after they married without telling his family (Pictures: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)

A recently-married 26 year-old woman tried to con her 77 year-old husband out of $1million, police say.

Lin Helena Halfon tried to cash the cashier’s check at a bank in Tampa, Florida, last month after telling staff the cash was going to be used to buy a yacht.

The Israeli-born suspect said she planned to sail the vessel with businessman husband Richard Rappaport, who she wed in August.


Staff refused to cash the check, with Halfon then accused of producing checks for $333,333 – all signed in her husband’s name.

Two of those were honored, with the alleged gold digger arrested last week on charges of money laundering, organized fraud and exploitation of an elderly person.

Photo of Richard Rappaport
Rappaport initially told police to give his wife the benefit of the doubt, but is said to have conceded she was a fraudster after she failed to return any of the money cashed (Picture: Facebook)

An affidavit claims that when confronted by investigators: ‘Halfon…advised that she does not work, and Rappaport pays all her expenses, like a normal married couple.’

When police contacted Rappaport about his wife’s alleged deception, he reportedly said he wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, and that he did not want her to be deported to Israel.

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She was arrested after none of the cash had been returned to her husband within a month.

Two of the $333,333 checks were found to have been cashed in New Jersey – a thousand miles from Tampa – by an unnamed man with an Orlando address.

His relationship to Halfon has not been outlined, and is it unclear if he faces any criminal charges.

Rappaport, who is president of a medical company, conceded that he appeared to have fallen victim to fraud after the check money disappeared without trace, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

His daughter Dayna Titus said neither she nor anyone in her family realized their dad had gotten married to Halfon.

Rappaport and Halfon are reported to have been living at separate addresses at the time of her arrest.

An affidavit seen by the paper said: ‘Titus believed that Halfon was “conning” Rappaport due to his age.’

Halfon has denied the charges against her, with her bail set at $1million.


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